I think the Indian embassy stiffed me a little on my visa – they’re supposed to be valid for six months, but I’ve only been given five. Still, it should be more than enough – चिंता मत करो । (chinta mat karo), as they say.

Today and tomorrow I’ve got to copy my documents, do a charity shop run, pack and take advantage of the Uni’s high-speed internet connection for any online tasks. After that, there are just a few more things to buy and, scary as the thought is, I’ll be as ready as I’m going to be.

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